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Winter 2013-2014

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Vertical Lumber Organizer

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Vertical Lumber Organizer

Before I installed this vertical storage rack, my lumber was hard to manage and a housekeeping nightmare. I could never find the piece I wanted, and removing a board from the back of the stack was sure to cause trouble. Finally, after a major board slide, I decided to take action. I drilled holes and installed 1-in.-dia. dowels in a 2x4 that I anchored to the wall. Mounting it diagonally allows me to separate my boards by length. Eye screws and chains help to secure them. A raised exterior-grade plywood shelf keeps the boards off the floor, so they don't absorb moisture from the concrete.


Comments

Ian Stewart wrote re: Vertical Lumber Organizer
on 03-19-2009 7:51 AM

This looks great! I have exactly the same problem.  Thanks for posting this project.  I think I'll make one

Mark wrote re: Vertical Lumber Organizer
on 05-24-2009 11:52 AM

Add some 1" X 1" cleats on the bottom platform, directly under each of the dowels, and you'll have a completely secure storage solution.

Mark

lucio wrote re: Vertical Lumber Organizer
on 06-23-2009 3:30 AM

great idea, thanks for the post